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Jul 18, 2011 6:00am PDT
police commissioner, john yates resigned. this follows the resignation of scotland yard's top official this weekend and the arrest of one of murdoch's closest associates. nbc's stephanie gosk is live in london. stephanie, when you hear about all of these resignations. some in government, some in news corp, it draws the picture of what was apparently a very tight-knit, closed circle between the government and the media in london. does it not? >> reporter: well, yeah, it does, chuck. this story started off about phone hacking and it very quickly has become a story about influence. this has really been an amazing 24 hours here. you have two high-level officials from scotland yard. the chief of police, sir paul stephenson, and his deputy, john yates, resigning. and then on top of that, his organization, his department, arrests a top executive at news corp, a trusted executive, rebekah brooks, who has been a lightning rod in this scandal. now, yates and stephenson have resigned over the connection scotland yard or actually the allegations that they mishandled the investigation into the phon
MSNBC
Jul 24, 2011 4:00am PDT
to scotland yard officers by the news of the world. could that be construed as an illegal foreign payment under the foreign corrupt practices act. >> the way this is unfolding thus far nothing seems like it's beyond the realm of possibility. robert, let me follow up with you on something that michael raised. it's unproven. it's a single allegation. everybody wants to know whether 9/11 victims were hacked. here's what the spokeswoman for news corp. told "the wall street journal" about the justice department's investigation, we have not seen any evidence to suggest there was any hacking of 9/11 victim phones nor has any one corroborated clearly what are very serious allegations. the story arose when an unidentified person speculated to the "daily mirror" if that happened. that paper printed the anonymous speculation which has mushroomed into the broader media with no substantiation. that's true, but you think about the milly dowler case where the 13-year-old teenager has been murdered and her voice mail is hacked, one wonders if that will be proven. >> that's true. michael is right to say i
MSNBC
Jul 20, 2011 8:00am PDT
, there's an interesting tug of war going on at this point. here you have scotland yard and the government essentially saying, well, we were misled by news international executives. what you saw yesterday, which was pretty amazing, is you had rupert murdoch and his son james saying actually we were misled. the police report said there was no widespread phone hacking going on at our papers and we had no reason not to believe them. so there's definitely, you know, a little bit of trying to shift responsibility around on all parties. >> all right, so felix, rupert murdoch's wife literally sprang to the forefront when she protected rupert, her husband, from this pie attacker. what do we know about her and did her fierce defense of murdoch help him in this pr war as well as help her and raise her stock in the murdoch family. >> i think that was probably the best thing that happened for them in weeks is that, you know, wendi looked like she was fiercely protecting her husband, made them look like, you know, they were sort of being unfairly attacked. and i think, you know, it's a fascinating fami
MSNBC
Jul 22, 2011 2:00pm PDT
. and the issue there is were these bribes paid to scotland yard officers by the "news of the world," could that be construed as an illegal foreign payment under the foreign corrupt practices act. >> frankly, the way this is unfolding thus far, nothing seems like it's beyond the realm of possibility. robert, let me follow up with you. it's unproven, a single allegation. everyone wants to know whether 9/11 victims were hacked. here is what the spokeswoman for news corporation told the "wall street journal" about the justice department investigation. we have not seen any evidence to suggest there was any hacking of 9/11 victim phones nor has anybody kron rated what are clearly very serious allegations. the story arose when an unidentified person speculated to the daily mirror about whether that happened. that paper printed the speculation which mushroomed into broader media with no substantiati substantiation. you think about that millie dowler case where the 13-year-old teenager has been murdered and her voice mail has been hacked, one wonders if that will be proven. >> that's absolutely tru
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